Relative Pitch

2001 LOL District semi-finalists

Relative Pitch is two fathers and their sons who started singing together as a quartet in November of 2000. Each of the sons grew up listening to his father's barbershop quartets and choruses. The love of music and barbershopping became a part of them, and each went off to pursue degrees in music. And now, experienced in performing and arranging, each has joined Dad in the Barbershopping fold.

Meet the Members of Relative Pitch

John Chouinard, lead, is a long-standing Barbershopper and an experienced quartet singer. He has competed numerous times at the international level with the Great Northern Union Chorus, at district level in quartets, and has performed in live theater including two productions of the "Music Man." He is a manufacturers' rep in the plastics and packaging industry.
Jim Hall, baritone, is the voice of barbershopping seniority in the group. He has over 40 years of chorus and quartet singing experience, most notably with Talk of the Town, 1976 LOL District Quartet Champs. He has close to 30 years of choral directing experience as well with both Barbershop and Sweet Adeline choruses. Jim is a transportation supervisor with a major manufacturing company.
Joe Chouinard, tenor, a barbershopping observer since age 7, sang in a college barbershop quartet and now steps into the major leagues. He's spent the years since earning a music degree as a semiprofessional keyboardist, composing, arranging and accompaning, and has numerous CD's and vocal arrangements to his credit. By day, he's a CAD technician for an architectural engineering firm.
Matthew Hall, bass, has been involved in barbershop music starting in his teens. With no fatherly coercion whatsoever he sang in his dad's chorus while in high school; then joined the Croix Chordsmen as dad's co-director in May of 2000. He studied voice and composition in college, and has sung medieval and renaissance vocal music with a critically acclaimed Twin Cities a cappella ensemble. By day, Matt is a bank manager.

The Andrews Sisters, the Carter Family, the Everly Brothers... Greatness is Relative.

How to contact the quartet:

Contact: John Chouinard
7954 Pioneer Road
Wyoming, MN 55092
Home Phone: 651-462-2780
Work Phone: 612-462-6681

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